Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, September 13, 2007

More on Digital Property

DigitalEarlier on this blog, I reported on the importance of adding "digital planning" to a person's estate plan.

Here are some solutions from David M. Goldman, Florida Estate Planning & Digital Assets, Oct. 7, 2006:

The best solution seems to deal with a password vault where there is a master password. This way if your passwords change, the person who has access to the master password would always have the current password.

The master password could be on a document that is referenced within the will or other estate planning documents.

With the increase in electronic communications it’s important to choose a Florida Estate Planning Attorney who is familiar with the technology and how to deal with these recent problems in estate planning.

Another solution is to create a Digital Asset Revocable Trust. This trust can be the owner of all of your digital assets or the assets you wish others to have access to upon a disabling event or your death. Since most of these digital assets are licenses, the trust will survive your death and others will be able to access the information. You still need to plan on how to transfer the information or knowledge to the successor trustee or beneficiary.


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